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    10 of the Best Japanese Buffets in Singapore

    You’re craving Japanese. Just thinking about melt-in-your-mouth sashimi, crispy tempura and succulent yakitori is making you exceptionally hungry. If you’re in the mood for a hearty meal, why not head down to a Japanese buffet and indulge in an endless flow of your favourite Japanese dishes?

    We’ve done the groundwork for you and scoured our sunny city for the best Japanese spreads in town that are worth your money and calories. Check out our recommendations below!

    1. Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant

    Photo Credits: www.yelp.com.sg

    Situated along Greenwood Avenue behind National Junior College, Shin Yuu is a cosy Japanese joint that has garnered many positive reviews (4.3/5 on both Facebook and Google) for its quality dishes and quick service. Orders are served fast by attentive staff, and buffet prices remain consistent for both weekdays and weekends. Expect endless thick-cuts of fresh sashimi and premium seafood with the likes of abalone, oyster, tuna belly, king crab, tiger prawn, and even grilled lobster. With every buffet dinner, you get a complimentary serving of toro sashimi, taraba kani, zuwa kani tempura and Japanese ice cream.

    Must-tries: Signature chawanmushi – served with generous amounts of salmon roe, and melt-in-your-mouth aburi salmon sushi

    Address: 16 Greenwood Ave, Hillcrest Road, Singapore 289209
    Price: Lunch Buffet $39.90 ++ | Dinner Buffet $52.90 ++

    2. Kuishin Bo

    Kuishin Bo, a unique buffet-style concept by leading food giant RE&S Enterprises, brings together the authentic flavours of Japan at its carnival-like, family-friendly restaurant. Established in Singapore since 1988, RE&S currently operates over 60 Japanese F&B outlets in the region, including household joints like Ichiban Sushi and Men-ichi. Developed to offer an authentic Japanese buffet experience, Kuishin Bo prides itself on its succulent snow crab legs and dizzying array of over 100 sushi, sashimi, desserts and hot dishes from various parts of Japan. A highlight is its cascading chocolate fountain, perfect for children and chocolate-lovers. Expect fresh, replenished food and attentive staff.

    Must-tries: Snow crab legs, fried maki, shabu shabu and charcoal grill sections, dorayaki (red bean pancake) and mochi

    Address: Suntec City, North Wing #03 – 334, 3 Temasek Boulevard Singapore 038983
    Price: Lunch Buffet $36.90 ++ (weekdays), $38.90 ++ (weekends) | Dinner Buffet $54.90 (weekdays) ; $58.90 ++ (weekends) | Special Weekday Lunch Buffet (1hr) at $25.90 ++

    3. Ikoi Japanese Restaurant

    Photo Credits: www.yelp.com.sg

    Tucked on the ground floor of Havelock Road’s Miramar Hotel, Ikoi is highly popular among raw fish lovers for its extensive value-for-money spread of fresh and chunky free-flow sashimi, served ala carte buffet style. While the sashimi may be the stars here, do try other delectable offerings like the fried salmon skin handroll and Japanese rice porridge. Don’t forget to ask for your complimentary seafood soup – it’s given to every diner! As this restaurant is always fully booked, do make reservations at least 1 week in advance.

    Must-tries: Sashimi, sushi, udon, grilled saba, tempura, soup in the teapot, crispy salmon skin temaki, juicy grilled mid-joints, Japanese rice porridge

    Address: Hotel Miramar, 401 Havelock Road, #01-01
    Price: From 38.80++ for Lunch/Dinner Buffet

    4. Irodori Japanese Restaurant

    This affordable buffet spot along Havelock Road sources its seafood exclusively from Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Europe. Be prepared to wait for your dish – food is cooked on the spot, and served piping hot. Adding to the lively atmosphere of the restaurant is an open-concept kitchen where you can watch the chefs at work. Expect an extensive range of food offerings here (numbering up to 100) with lots of fresh sashimi – freshly sliced. Be sure to try their signature silken green tea tofu and fried Japanese croquette.

    Must-tries: Sashimi, silken green tea tofu, fried Japanese croquette, ebi mentai mayo

    Address: Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, 382 Havelock Road, Riverview #03-01 Singapore 169629
    Price: Lunch/Dinner from $36.80 ++

    5. Himawari

    Started in 2004, Himawari’s a la carte buffet has gained awards and recommendations from local media such as The Straits Times, Wine & Dine and the Japanese publication Shin Nichi Ho. Its main outlet along Alexandra Road boasts 150 dishes, ranging from shabu shabu and premium sashimi to soft shell crab.

    Must-tries: Melt-in-your-mouth sashimi, marbled sukiyaki beef slices, crunchy mixed tempura and grilled teriyaki codfish

    Address: 991B Alexandra Road, #01-08/09
    Price: Lunch Buffet $45.80 (Mon – Thurs) ; $48.80 ++ (Fri – Sun)
    Dinner Buffet $49.80 (Mon – Thurs); $52.80 ++ (Fri – Sun)

    6. Hokkaido Sushi

    Located on level 9 of M hotel, Hokkaido Sushi wins hands down for its superb quality, generous portions and intricate sushi. The restaurant imports fresh fish and seafood from Tsukiji and Sapporo every Tuesdays and Fridays, and only uses organic high-grade Nanatsuboshi rice for its sushi. Be sure to try dishes unique to the restaurant like the Hokkaido maki (packed with umami flavour) and hamachi truffle (drizzled truffle oil on yellowtail).

    Must-tries: Signature ikura chawanmushi with generous servings of salmon roe, melt-in-your-mouth grilled halibut, smoky aburi scallop and salmon, hamachi truffle, and pitan tofu

    Address: M Hotel Singapore Level 9, 81 Anson Road, Singapore 079908
    Price: Lunch Buffet $41++ (on promotion) | Dinner Buffet $47++ (on promotion)

    7. Mitsuba

    Situated on The Central’s 3rd floor at Clarke Quay, Mitsuba aims to serve authentic yet inexpensive Japanese meals by going light on the garnishing. Despite a diverse selection of over 130 dishes, the food is consistent in quality – fresh thick slabs of sashimi, delicious handrolls, and a decent spread of grilled and deep-fried dishes. True to its mission to provide affordable Japanese cuisine, Mitsuba offers a variety of promotions: Ladies get 15% off every Monday, one dines free with every 3 paying adults, and NS men enjoy 15% off every Tuesday.

    Must-tries: Sashimi platter, mentaiko pasta, handrolls

    Address: The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-88, Singapore 059817
    Price: $38.90 ++

    8. Sushi Kanazawa

    Photo Credits: http://facebook.com/misnoskcaj

    Helmed by a local chef who took over the restaurant from his Japanese sensei, Sushi Kanazawa offers free-flow sushi which is freshly made upon order. Seats are limited – so come prepared to mingle with the chefs or for the less chatty, with a few friends in tow. There’s only a bar counter where diners can freely interact with friendly chefs and a private room at the back for larger groups. This restaurant has gained many positive reviews (4.5 stars on Google) for its bouncy-fresh sashimi including premium offerings (if you are lucky) like oyster and sea urchin, and expert chefs who focus on the littlest details of each dish – think swordfish sushi complemented with mint leaf and tuna topped with fragrant sesame seeds. Come with an empty stomach as rice portions are generous and wastage is not tolerated.

    Address: 360 Orchard Rd, #02-13, International Building, 238869
    Price: From $40.00 ++

    9. Kushi Dining Bar

    Started in 2008, Kushi Dining Bar is helmed by expert chefs with over 20 years of experience. It has changed locations several times and is presently located in a tiny shophouse along McPherson Road. Importing a majority of its ingredients from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market, Kushi offers premium sashimi of various cuts, including unique dishes like lobster porridge and highlights like sweet prawns and melt-in-your-mouth fatty tuna. The restaurant has also received many positive reviews for its juicy chicken karaage and fragrant garlic rice.

    Must-tries: Shiro maguro aburi sushi, ton toro kushiyaki, surume ika, hamachi kama, lobster porridge, chicken karaage and fragrant garlic rice

    Address: 526 McPherson Road
    Price: Classic Buffet $38.80 ++ (lunch), $42.80 ++(dinner)
    Premium Buffet $59.80 ++ (lunch), $69.80 ++(dinner)

    10. Kiseki Japanese Buffet Restaurant

    The spread at this joint is bountiful and worthy of any buffet hunter looking for a mega spread without breaking the wallet. Expect an unlimited staggering selection of over 200 dishes from over 29 item categories. Situated on the 8th floor or Orchard Central, the restaurant’s alfresco dining area offers a breathtaking view of the Orchard landscape.

    Must-tries: Sweet prawns and fresh salmon sashimi

    Address: Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, #08 – 01/02/03
    Price: Lunch Buffet $22.80 ++ ; $29.80 ++ (Weekdays)
    Dinner Buffet $33.80 ++ ; $39.80 ++ (Weekends)

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    2D1N Weekend Stay In Deluxe Room Inclusive of Club Benefits for 2

    Win a 2D1N weekend stay at the Rendezvous Hotel Deluxe Room inclusive of Club benefits for 2!

    Located at the bustling art district in Singapore, the Rendevous Hotel allows you to take a breather from the busy work week while being connected to the excitement of the city. Stay in their sleek and modern Deluxe Room where you have everything you need at your fingertips together with the great views you’ll get from staying at a higher floor.

    That’s not all, you and your special someone are entitled to the hotel’s club benefits as well! Chill out with some even cocktails and all-day refreshments before the night ends. And when you wake up next morning, you can start the day with the continental breakfast. It will be a weekend well-spent with your loved one.

    To participate in this giveaway, follow the 3 steps below:

    1. Like Marchh.com
    2. Share the video posted on Facebook
    3. Comment and tag your friends whom you want to bring along

    This Giveaway will end on 28th June (Thursday) at 6pm. The selected winner will be notified via Facebook and provided with details on where to collect the Staycation gift certificate.

    For more info, watch the video below:

    Here are the Terms and Conditions:
    – This voucher is not valid without authorised signatures.
    – This voucher is only at Rendezvous Hotel Singapore (RHS).
    – Prior Booking at least 14 days to arrival at RHS is required and is subject to room availability.
    – Presentation of this voucher is required upon check-in, and is valid for one-time use only.
    – This voucher is not exchangeable for cash, and not applicable for use with other promotions, offers or discount cards.
    – This voucher is not refundable and cannot be replaced if lost, damaged, defaced, stolen, expired and/or voided.
    – Strictly valid up to the expiry date as stated herein and will be become void and unenforceable at the expiry of its validity period. No extension of expiry date will be entertained.
    – The management is not obliged to replace or reissue this voucher which may be defaced, torn, lost, stolen or expired.
    – The management reserves all rights to amend the Terms & Condition without prior notice
    – In the event of any dispute, the decision of the management is final and no further correspondence will be entertained.
    – Date of expiry: 1st September 2018.

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    Tex Mex Food & Cheap Booze at Burp Kitchen & Bar

    It’s been a super tiring day at work and all you could think of is having a satisfying meal and cheap drink for dinner. We have got the place for you: Burp Kitchen & Bar. They specialise in serving Tex Mex cuisine but with some international twists! They have two outlets, one at Bedok Reservoir and one at Tanjong Katong (we checked out the Tanjong Katong outlet!). Both have slightly different menus for each outlet, but they have the same standards and best of all no GST and service charge! Check out what we ordered, it’s comfort food at its best!

    For those who want a good hamburger, Burp Kitchen & Bar has got what you’re looking for. There’s so many to choose with even a vegetarian option too. Look at this towering Triple Cheeseburger! It is a burger full of cheese, a beef patty, bacon, caramelised onions, baby romaine lettuce and BBQ sauce. All in between two fluffy charcoal buns and served with a helping of cajun fries. It’s huge, juicy and packed full of ingredients. It’s the ultimate cheeseburger, need we say more? It surely beats cheeseburgers from mainstream fast food joints and restaurants. Just be prepared as it could get messy.


    Triple Cheese Burger

    If you feel like eating the Tex-Mex food, they have a variety of tacos and quesadillas to satiate your cravings! For one, do try out their Grilled Shrimp Tacos! For the taco dish, you will get 2 6-inch tacos and with some corn chips on the side. And they don’t stinge on the fillings. The Grilled Shrimp Tacos are full of grilled shrimp, fresh salsa fresca, tangy and sweet apple slaw all on a bed of fresh lettuce. Drizzled with garlic cilantro lime mayo, it will be like a party in your mouth! We definitely recommend this to seafood fans!


    Pork Marinara

    Now for something perhaps a bit more Italian: the pasta. They have a variety of pasta dishes ranging from cream-based carbonaras to spicy tom yum. If you can’t choose, you can try the Pork Marinara Pasta. It is linguine pasta with marinara sauce, pork sausage, minced pork and parmesan cheese on top. It sounds simple, but it’s the ultimate comfort food for pasta lovers out there. It’s meaty, super tasty and unlike cream pasta, you can eat the whole thing without getting sick of the taste. You could say it’s a safe option!

    Onion Rings with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce

    However, if you want a small bite or some bar food to chow down while you drink, Burp Kitchen & Bar has too many to choose from! For something small and easy to eat, go for their onion rings. These are lightly battered onion rings and it’s usually served with spicy mayo on the side. However, you can level up the game by getting these onion rings with salted egg yolk sauce (take note salted egg yolk fans)! The salted egg yolk sauce is thick, creamy and it goes well with the sweet and lightly-battered onion rings.

    Bulgogi Kimchi Fries

    Craving for fries? No problem, they’ve got you covered as well. Check out their selection of loaded fries that can stand alone as a meal by itself. We recommend their Bulgogi Kimchi Fries. These fries are just loaded with lots of Bulgogi beef, Kimchi and drizzled with Gochujang mayo sauce. The sweet and savoury beef together with the spicy kimchi and mayo will definitely make Korean food lovers salivate! It is also a great way to try the Korean flavours too.

    Speaking of drinks, the bar is stocked with all sorts of beers, spirits, wines, cocktails, mocktails and so forth. However, if beer is your alcoholic beverage of choice, they have some really sweet deals for you! Their pints and bottled craft beers are going from $9 each, and you can have a bucket of 5 bottles for just $30! And if that’s not enough, you can get a 3-litre beer tower at $49! Grab your drinking buddies, people!

    As you can tell by now, Burp Kitchen & Bar is the place for good food and good drinks. It’s a nice and cosy place to chill out in the late afternoon or at night when you need to unwind from a long day at work. And if you need more reason to go check them out, they have a weekend brunch special too! Call them for a reservation, and you’ll be guaranteed a good time.

    Here comes the exciting part!
    Simply present this post at Burp Kitchen & Bar to enjoy tacos, pasta and burgers for only $3.60 each!

    Terms & Conditions:
    – Only applicable at 259 Tanjong Katong Road S437047.
    – Available on weekdays from 5pm and weekends from 1pm.
    – Not valid in conjunction with any other discount offers, promotions, special offers or dining/loyalty/rewards programs.
    – Only valid for dine in. No takeaways.
    – For every $50 spent on a single bill, the lowest priced tacos, pasta or burgers will be charged at $3.60 instead of the original price.

    For more info, watch the video below:

    Address:
    1. Tanjong Pagar
    259 Tanjong Katong Road
    Singapore 437047
    2. Bedok Reservoir
    740 Bedok Reservoir Road
    #01-3165
    Singapore 470740
    Operating Hours:
    Mon – Fri: 4pm – 12am
    Sat & Sun: 12pm – 12am

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    Dine in Maryland at the Newly Opened My Melody Cafe!


    We are sure that most of you guys would know who is My Melody, right? But just in case, My Melody is an adorable, good-natured bunny from Sanrio, first debuted in 1976. And now,
    she’s back with her very own character cafe in Singapore! The theme is a fantasy garden and strawberry paradise that is bursting with pink! Even My Melody herself dons a special strawberry and pink checkered bow on her hood, exclusively at this cafe! Settle yourself down at the al fresco style dining area and browse the menu of everything and anything My Melody! Can’t decide what to pick? No problem, check out what we got.

    Halo Taco ($25)

    Start off the My Melody feast with some Halo Tacos! These are tacos filled with beef bulgogi, laid onto some fresh romaine lettuce and served with some tropical salsa. For some added colour and to match the whole garden theme, they are served with fresh mixed berries! Cool, right? The tacos themselves are savoury and satisfying, but the salsa adds a refreshing zing to it!

    Princess Bunny ($18.90)

    Up next, the Princess Bunny! It’s cutesy take on the Japanese curry rice. It’s Japanese rice shaped like My Melody served with pink curry, chicken karaage, carrots, mushrooms and so forth. The rice and the curry are infused with beetroot to give it a vibrant pink colour. So don’t worry about the artificial colourings as there is none in this dish. With so many different toppings, textures and colours, even kids can enjoy this dish!

    Moving on to the best part: dessert! There are so many desserts to choose from, but there are two that you must try. Firstly, the Treasures of Maryland. It is a thick Brioche toast served with vanilla soft serve, strawberries, My Melody macarons and other sweet treats. Cut open the buttery brioche toast and eat it together with the soft serve and strawberries. This is a decadent dessert that is not overly sweet and goes great with a cup of tea!

    Play Time Fondue ($22.50)

    If you prefer something that is lighter, the Play Time Fondue is a good choice for you! You will get pink chocolate fondue and platter with an assortment of goodies such as marshmallows, fruits and vanilla sponge cake. You know what to do with a fondue; pick your favourite treat and dip them generously into the chocolate. This is a fun dessert, and it’s great for sharing amongst your friends.


    On Cloud Nine ($8.50)

    While you’re here, be sure to get one of their drinks! For something light and refreshing, try out their On Cloud Nine drink. It is a mixed berries iced tea topped with fluffy cotton candy and diced strawberries on top! You can drink the tea and eat the cotton candy separately or mix everything up together for some added sweetness. One sip of this drink and you will be on cloud nine!

    Merry-Donut-Go ($12.90)

    However, if you want something richer, the Merry-Donut-Go-Round is just the thing for you. It’s a strawberry milkshake topped with a white chocolate frosted donut, whipped cream and garnished with pink sprinkles! This sweet pink strawberry milkshake is like a dessert and drink in one. We recommend it to those people with a sweet tooth!

    Of course, there is more to try out at the My Melody Cafe, but these are a few you can start with! Head on down for a pink and strawberry themed meal and even photo ops with My Melody, her garden and cottage! And even if you’re not a fan of My Melody, you still would enjoy the experience of dining in this garden cafe!

    For more info, watch the video below:

    Address:
    Suntec City Mall #01-361
    3 Temasek Boulevard
    Singapore  038983
    Operating Hours:
    10am – 10pm daily

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    Super Delicious Charcoal Fire, MSG-Free, Mookata at Thai Hao Chi Mookata!

    If you want a no-nonsense, charcoal fire mookata, Thai Hao Chi Mookata is for you. Located at Upper Thomson, this is a Thai restaurant is especially known for their MSG-free and high-quality mookata that attracts customers like a magnet. You may end up smelling like BBQ smoke but it will all be all worth it as every single piece of meat will have the irresistible chargrilled flavour. Just like how a traditional mookata should be. Check out what we have ordered!


    Thai Style Sliced Abalone

    Start off your meal with a luxurious plate of Thai style sliced abalone! It is sliced abalone, together with chopped onions, coriander, chilis and Thai dressing. Tangy, a little spicy and full of Thai flavours, this is a great appetizer to start with while waiting for the mookata grill to warm up and cook your meat!

    Usually, mookata places would take the shortcut and use MSG ladened soup for the mookata. That’s bad news, especially to those intolerant to MSG. However, here at Thai Hao Chi, their soup is naturally made by boiling one whole chicken till all the goodness is extracted. With no added salt and sugar, this is a clean-tasting soup that makes this mookata little bit more healthier. And with all the meat juices flowing into the soup, it’s gonna be an all-natural, rich soup.

    And as with most mookata places, you can expect a wide variety of ingredients as well as a few interesting ones as well at Thai Hao Chi. For one, Thai Hao Chi focuses on the quality of the ingredients, expect some top-notch selections from there. All the meat, such as the chicken and the pork belly, are hand cut and marinated in-house. No frozen wholesale meat. And yes, they do not contain MSG or any nasty stuff so you can carry eating without feeling thirsty or jelak. If you’re spoilt for choice, you can get a set for 2-3 pax and add on more stuff if you’re still hungry. The set contains the usual stuff like chicken, pork, Chinese cabbage, mushrooms and eggs.

    Oysters

    Wagyu Beef

    However, be sure to also get their oysters and Wagyu beef! The oysters are so fresh, plump and juicy, you can grill them to perfection! The sliced Wagyu does not have marination, but rather it’s just seasoned with salt, allowing you to get the pure taste of the beef together with the chargrilled smokiness.


    Bak Kwa

    Honorary mention to the Bak Kwa, ‘cause you can never ever find Bak Kwa at a mookata restaurant. The Bak Kwa is made specially for this restaurant, and in all honesty, it can compete with some of the big names out there. Sweet, smoky and meaty, you can eat it as it is or you can grill them! Freshly grilled Bak Kwa is the bomb.


    Thai Milk Tea & Green Tea

    With all that heat coming out the grill, you will need a drink to cool off. Definitely get their Thai Milk Tea because what’s a mookata party without the Thai Milk Tea. This milk tea is made from their special, secret recipe of which you will surely taste the difference. If you’re not a fan of tea, don’t worry as they have a variety of soft drinks as well. We recommend getting the bottled soft drinks because all soft drinks in a glass bottle taste a million times better. We got the Fanta bottled drinks but they have Coke and Sprite as well!

    Chang Beer

    Beer fans, this one is for you! Order a bottle of Chang beer, and you can get the second bottle at only 50 cents! And if that’s not all, you can get a bucket of 6 for a pretty sweet deal and a sure-win lucky draw for some goodies! Also, do check out their beer challenges and other promos as they are always spicing up the dining experience.

    With friendly staff serving you and helping, Thai Hao Chi is the place to go if you want some pretty good charcoal fire mookata. This year is their 5th anniversary; it goes to show that whatever they are doing, they are doing it right. Drop by for dinner or supper, and you will be leaving happily filled with mookata.

    Here’s comes the exciting part!
    3 lucky winners will each walk away with a Yum Mak Mak Set!

    To participate in this giveaway, follow the steps below:
    1) Like Marchh.com and 泰好吃 – Thai Hao Chi Mookata
    2) Share this video post
    3) Tag your family or friends whom you want to bring along

    The giveaway contest will end on 14th June (Thursday) @ 6pm. The 3 lucky winners will be notified via Facebook.

    For more info, watch the video below:

    Address:
    908 Upper Thomson Rd
    Singapore 787111
    Operating hours:
    Mon – Sun : 5pm – 1am
    (Last order : 11pm)

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    Super Affordable and Super Awesome Lobster Rolls at Chunky Lobsters!

    Lobster rolls; something that most of us dreamed of trying them but absolutely cannot try because of the steep prices. However, that dream can be a reality at Chunky Lobsters where they serve their special lobster rolls at much more affordable prices!

    Started in April this year by Leonard and Chris, they believe in making seafood in Singapore much more affordable so that everyone has a chance to try the legendary lobster roll. They recreate flavours of the New England Lobster Roll but tweaked slightly to suit the Singaporean palate. We’ve been waiting for this day too; check out what we ordered!

    Chunky’s Original

    Now, if you want to enjoy the pure flavours of the lobster, get the Chunky’s Originals. It is the basic fluffy bread roll, spread with mayo, literally stuffed with lobster meat (90g worth of Canadian lobster!) and seasoned with lemon and their secret blend of herbs and spices. The seasonings bring out the naturally sweet flavours of the lobster and the mayo on the fluffy bread adds a little bit of richness to the whole roll. Once you sink your teeth into the delectable lobster roll, you will not be able to stop. It is so good.

    Chunky’s Connecticut

    If you want to the authentic Lobster roll as what you would find in the US, the Chunky’s Connecticut is for you. This time, the lobster meat is coated and drizzled with melted butter, just like how you would find the rolls in New England. It is richer, definitely much more buttery and you will still be able to taste the sweetness of the lobster meat!

    Chunky’s Cheesy

    And finally, something for the cheese lovers, the Chunky’s Cheesy. It’s really a lobster roll topped with generous amounts of melted cheese. The cheese concoction is made up of mozzarella, parmesan, cheddar and cheddar sauce, making the sauce gooey, and well, cheesy!

    With all that cheese, just be prepared that it could get a little bit messy. All lobster rolls come with a side of cassava chips. And if that not enough, you can complete your meal with a drink and some soup! Top a little bit more to get a cup of refreshing lemonade together with your lobster roll. You can also get both lemonade and some creamy lobster bisque separately or together as a set with your rolls!


    Though seats may be limited, these lobster rolls are the perfect food for takeaways, especially if you want to treat yourself during your lunch. The folks at Chunky Lobsters also plan to introduce new seasonal items on the menu like crabs to expand their repertoire of tasty, affordable seafood in Singapore. All the more reason to check them out and try out what they have to offer!

    For more info, watch the video below:

    Address:
    Oxley Tower #02-03
    138 Robinson Road
    Singapore 068906
    Operating Hours:
    Mon – Fri: 11am – 7.30pm
    Sat: 11am – 3.30pm
    Closed on Sundays

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    100% Natural Pancakes at Kyushu Pancake

    Step inside Kyushu Pancake, a cafe brand dedicated to making the best pancakes using only the finest ingredients from the Kyushu island. They use organically grown products directly from Kyushu to make their pancakes and they pride themselves in using ingredients that are free from chemicals, emulsifiers, artificial chemicals, fertilisers and so forth. Only pure wheat flour, raw sugar and buttermilk from Kyushu. So pure and safe that kids can eat them with no worries!

    As you guessed, they make buttermilk pancakes, the perfect pancake for brunch(this is not open for debate)!

    You can go in and order a stack of classic buttermilk pancakes for your brunch here. They are pretty good by themselves as they are light and fluffy with a slight sweetness to it. But why not go for their speciality pancakes? Here’s what we tried!

    Annou Imo Pancakes

    At Kyushu Pancake, you can always look forward to new menu items as they are always introducing interesting seasonal creations. Now for a limited time, they are serving their special Annou Imo Pancakes! They are a stack of pancakes covered with smooth sweet potato paste, topped with their premium milk ice-cream, sliced sweet potato and hand-whipped cream.

    Annou Imo is a honey sweet potato from Miyazaki that is available in autumn and it is known as one of the sweetest, creamiest variants in Japan. The premium milk ice-cream is also from Miyazaki which boasts a pure milky taste without being too rich and creamy. Not only that, it’s also friendly to the tummy as the ice-cream contains oligosaccharides which promote absorption and digestion! Combined with the light and fluffy pancakes, this is decadence that will not leave you feeling guilty after eating.

    Berry-Licious pancakes

    If you’re looking for something on their permanent menu, there’s absolutely so many to choose from! For starters, you can try their signature Berry-Licious pancakes! They are 3 pancakes served with lots of fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, custard sauce on the bottom, (not sure about this please check) and topped with vanilla ice cream and berry syrup. The tartness of the berries together with the sweetness of the sauce and the ice cream, this stack is definitely a treat to those who love berries!

    Matcha Mont Blanc Pancakes

    If you want something a little richer, definitely try out the Matcha Mont Blanc pancakes. 3 pancakes stacked high, topped with smooth chestnut paste mixed with matcha powder, matcha sauce and served with vanilla ice cream on the side. Doesn’t that sound gorgeous? Nutty chestnut together with the aromatic and slightly bitter green tea, this Japanese flavour combination will surely win your heart.

    Eggs Benedict Pancakes

    Not only known for their dessert pancakes, but Kyushu Pancake is also known for their savoury pancakes as well! For one, do try out their Eggs Benedict pancakes! Instead of the English muffins, you would see in a typical Eggs Benedict, this time they are pancakes! They are served with bacon, poached egg and of course, the hollandaise sauce. Even if you’re not a fan of savoury pancakes, this one is still worth trying as there is a balance of savouriness and sweetness.

    Karaage Chicken Waffle

    They also have waffles too! Kyushu Pancakes pulls a Japanese spin to the classic chicken and waffles. Introducing the Karaage Chicken Waffle. It is what it is, huge chunks of crispy chicken karaage on top of a golden brown waffle. It comes with their special tartar sauce and (maybe) white wine honey. Who can resist Karaage? Together with the crunchy waffle and the sauces, it’s guaranteed to convert a chicken and waffle fanatic to be a fan of this.

    Tomato Soda
    Tropical Fruit Tea

    Why not get a drink to go along with those pancakes. We got the tomato soda and the hot fruit tea! The is refreshing and tangy, and it goes well with the savoury pancakes. The hot fruit tea is sweet as it is made with house-made fruit syrup (made with real fruits every day!) The tea goes great with the dessert pancakes as it’s not overly sweet and cleanses your palate.

    We have shown so many things to try out at Kyushu Pancake, but of course, there’s still more to look forward to such as their french toast. Do check them out if you want to taste what high quality, organic pancakes are like.

    Now for the exciting part!
    6 lucky winners will each walk away with $30 dining voucher each!

    To participate in this giveaway, follow the steps below:
    1) Like Marchh.com and Kyushu Pancake
    2) Share the video post
    3) Tag your friends or family whom you want to bring along

    The giveaway contest will end 8th June 2018 (Friday) @ 6pm. The 6 lucky winners will be notified via Facebook.

    For more info, watch the video below:

    Address:
    Novena Regency #01-08
    275 Thomson Road
    Singapore 307645
    Operating Hours:
    Tue – Sun : 11am – 9pm
    Closed on Mon

    Contest Winners:
    Congratulations to the selected winners!

    1. Hosung Ryang

    2. Celestia Qiqi

    3. Kenny McGuire

    4. Zhen Yun

    5. Annebella Keewang

    6. Zheng Xiaohui

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    Cheap and Good Korean Fried Chicken and Other Food at Waker Chicken X Oppa Grill!

    Waker Chicken X Oppa Grill is a Muslim-owned stall in a coffee shop at Tampines that sells authentic Korean fried chicken and other meals, minus the haram stuff. Their food is cheap and oh so delicious that it will surely get you asking for extra servings. Feast your eyes on the spread we had below; it will be worth travelling to the east.

    Let’s start with the chicken! If you want to share a platter of glorious Korean fried chicken, get the Waker Half Chicken. It’s a half chicken cut into 7 pieces, marinated for over 12 hours and then fried upon order. Expect a bit of waiting time but definitely, it will be worth the wait. You will also get 2 dips to go with your chicken. Choose from over 12 sauces, ranging from the familiar to the unique! For instance, you can get soy flavour, sambal or lime citrus mayo!

    For those who believe that rice is life, they have a couple of rice dishes. We got perhaps one of Waker Chicken’s most famous rice dish, Emi’s Briyani. We all know that Nasi Briyani can be quite sinful but here, they bring a healthier, Korean twist to this beloved dish. The usual Basmati rice and spices are mixed with Korean multigrain rice. The rice tastes cleaner, less greasy and is so fragrant. It matches with their fried chicken and curry.

    And to those who also say cheese is life, they got you covered too. Check out Dak’s Cheese Cutlet. It’s a pretty sizable marinated chicken thigh cutlet which is deep fried upon order. After that, it is topped with cheese and torched till its all melty. Milky, creamy cheese together with savoury, crispy fried chicken, it’s a match made in heaven. The cheese chicken is served with basmati rice mixed with brown rice and some curry. It may seem boring but it lets the chicken be the star of the show.


    Presenting everyone’s favourite, the Army Stew. This is quite possibly the most affordable Army Stew to share with 2 pax. It comes with rice cakes, noodles, mushrooms, the meat of your choice and that spicy Korean hot pepper paste. If you think that this spread is too little, you can add on meat, seafood and even mock meat! It’s possible to have a vegetarian army stew, making it as one of the rare stews where everyone can indulge in!


    If you and your friends are up for some grilling but don’t want to blow your budget, boy, you’re in for some good news. In this Tampines stall, it is run together with Oppa grill for a reason. They offer Korean grill and steamboat where it comes with the typical steamboat ingredients like cabbage, egg tofu, fish balls, Siam salmon and so forth. Choose your soup base such as the usual chicken or opt for a Korean base like Kimchi or soybean paste. Perhaps you could think of it as a Korean Mookata!

    We have given you plenty of reasons on why your next food escapade should be at Waker Chicken X Oppa Grill. So what are you waiting for? Get your friends together for this feast in the east!

    For more info, watch the video below:

    Address
    201C Tampines Street 21
    Singapore 523201
    Operating Hours
    10.30am – 9.45pm Daily

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    Halal Thai Boat Noodles at Hat Yai Noodle Cafe

    Beef Boat Noodles ($1.90)

    Usually, in the past, traditional Thai boat noodles are typically served in small portions on a boat along the river in Thailand. Now they are served at eateries all over Singapore so that more people can get a taste of these super cheap noodles without having to book a flight. But Hat Yai Noodle Cafe (in Singapore, not in Thailand) has stepped up to introduce Halal Thai boat noodles for everyone to enjoy! Just located in I12 Katong, this is your fast ticket to get your fix of Halal boat noodles, sides and desserts. Check out the noodles we ordered!

    Chicken Boat Noodles ($1.90)

    Firstly, try out their basic boat noodles first. These boat noodles come in three different soup bases: chicken, beef and everyone’s favourite, tom yum soup. You can also choose your favourite noodles to go with your soup like glass or wheat noodles. They come in their typical mini (AKA small) bowl and also the big bowl too. You can get them as dry noodles too, with the soup served separately.

    Tom Yum Boat Noodles ($1.90)

    We got their chicken and beef mini bowl and tom yum chicken mini bowl. The soup in the chicken and beef bowls is clean-tasting while the tom yum soup is spicy and tangy! The great thing about these small bowls is that you can get a variety of different flavours to sample and if you like something, you can get a big bowl.

    Braised Beef Tendon ($8.50)

    However, if you’re in the mood for something that has a deeper flavour, go for their braised meat noodles. It comes in their big bowl, and you can choose between braised beef tendons or braised duck, together with your favourite choice of noodles. We got the braised beef tendon noodles. The beef tendons are tender, and they have a nice taste of Thai herbs.

    Thai Milk Tea ($2.80)
    Thai Ice Rose Milk ($2.80)

    What’s a Thai restaurant without Thai Milk Tea? Surely, you need to get their Signature Thai Milk Tea. It’s sweet with a strong tea flavour, perfect on a hot day or after eating multiple bowls of boat noodles. If you’re not a fan of tea, they have lots of other options too such as the Thai Ice Rose Milk. It is equally refreshing with a sweet aroma of the rose syrup. And of course, they have their desserts like Mango Sticky Rice and Grass Jelly which you must get.


    Hat Yai Noodle Cafe is all about variety where everyone can sample and enjoy. Once again, you don’t have to fly to Thailand or even cross the causeway to get your Halal boat noodles; you just need to go to Katong 112 Katong to get your fix!

    For more info, watch the video below:

    Address
    112 Katong Mall B1-18
    East Coast Road
    Singapore 428802
    Operating Hours
    11am – 9.30pm Daily

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    Sinful, Epic, Awesome Deep-Fried Goodness at Fat Monkeys


    Feast your eyes and stomachs at Fat Monkeys, a hawker stall in Kovan that serves western food. Not just any western food but sinful, deep-fried awesomeness. Owned by Chef Ram and his team of not-so-fat monkeys, they do deep-fried food justice as the food they serve looks epic and tastes really good. Read on to find out more, though be warned that this brand of western food is not for the health conscious.

    Let’s start with something small, the Deep-fried Mac and Cheese Balls. Check out these golden-brown bread beauties that’s about the size of your palm. Inside is stretchy, gooey cheese that is instant food porn right there. The pasta is perfectly cooked and it’s cheesy and creamy, just like how mac and cheese should be. And the breaded crust around the balls adds a nice crunch to the pasta, making it an addictive side to have. Share this with your friends, and they will be sure to want more!

    And now for the main event, Da Bomb. It is a deep-fried cheeseburger. Ok, it’s not exactly a cheeseburger dipped in batter and fried up like an oily mess. But rather, it is a meat patty enclosed in pastry, deep fried and served with fries and salad. You can choose either chicken or beef patty. This pastry bomb is also stuffed with caramelised onions, cheddar cheese, crispy streaky bacon and their homemade BBQ sauce. Once you cut open the pastry, the juices from the meat and bacon will flow out. The succulent meat patty together with the onions, cheese bacon and pastry, it is the best combination ever. Sinful pleasure first, calorie counting later.


    However, if you want something lighter, Fat Monkeys has just the thing: Fish Two Ways. They are fish and chips served with black pepper crab sauce, chilli crab sauce and their homemade tartar sauce. The fish fillets are light and crispy as they are beer-battered and deep fried upon order. And since the fish itself has a light taste too, it lets the sauces take the spotlight! And since you have 3 distinct sauces, you can come up with all sorts of flavour combinations to suit your tastes. The possibilities are endless!

    Not only sinful deep-fried food, Fat Monkeys now has a spicy food challenge that only those with extremely high levels of spice tolerance can try (please note that Fat Monkeys nor Marchh will not be liable for any suffering caused by this challenge). But whatever you’re there for, Fat Monkeys will not disappoint when it comes to their food that is good for the soul.

    For more info, watch the video below:

    Address:
    965 Upper Serangoon Rd,
    Stall 5
    Singapore 534721
    Operating Hours:
    Sun – Thu : 5pm-12am
    Fri – Sat : 5pm- 2am